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-- that there will be pain in their rv is pain but the pain -- he thinks it's a pain that will russia will be able to stand he thinks crimea is a place that russia cannot afford to have moving into western orbits and it would be a disaster for russia. he takes the pain is now at a level that he can stand it so this i think is very much the kind of thing i had in mind when i was talking about the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century more and more government starts saying we will take the risk on using force. maybe that is not the worst option still open to us. we have a gentleman in the first row. >> one disinterested in your premise sounds great and i think it in terms of the roman empire and it seems like a great example for the pacification that you don't destroy the income flow. but in my own mind i think of war now and in the future and the recent past as a small terrorist attacks and sew them massive armies and what happens i can understand clearly. can you apply your thoughts to the smaller terrorists? >> yeah. this is something i thought about quite a lot as i was writing the book, the
and in russia, czars, england, the navy the ruble waves, that we were not the superpower, we are very isolationist from world war i. world war ii changes everything. you cannot put your finger on any part of american culture, society, silence, politics, everything changes. we reject the lead of nations. we pass into the 1930s which prohibited american troops leaving u.s. oil and that was the world in which we operated. we give rise to the america first movement after the nazi invasion of poland in september 1949 which if we didn't respond to. december 7th and eighth is the one time in the history of the united states, we can ourselves we are united as a citizenry. we have never been united. we have always been divided. in the american revolution there was a lot of tory sympathizers in the united states. benjamin franklin's son was imprisoned as a tory sympathizer during the revolutionary war. we were not united during the war of 1812. the civil war was about the divisions in this country. spanish-american war again. even our entry into world war ii congress debated for many days and e
positive. meaning freedom and all these things but democracy within russia and elsewhere doesn't necessarily manifest in more liberty or individual liberty. so what was the original question? >> host: what does the constitution say about democracy? >> guest: the constitution says nothing. >> host: people across the political spectrum? >> guest: you would be surprised how many people think one person should be running something. an example here, a lot of people want people and the federal reserve to open up and participate, but imagine having everyone talking about the federal reserve when even the fed governor probably doesn't understand why things are happening. sometimes we have to say people know more about something and we have to allow them to run whatever institution we are talking about. >> host: what about religion? >> guest: >> host: we're talking with david harsanyi, his most recent book "the people have spoken (and they are wrong," the case against democracy. david harsanyi is also the author of the nanny state. thank you for your time. >> a quick peek at upcoming bo
and all of that. they're taught about china, japan, the u.s., and, you know, south korea and russia, and that's pretty much it. so it's absolutely pervasive, their attempts to control the minds of the populace. >> yeah. you mentioned earlier something along the lines of this is like a secularized divine right of kings scenario where everything as the regime claims becomes gospel, and reality almost bends toward those claims. like it's not what you're seeing. there's a story in the book about the finish i'm sorry if i pronounce it incorrectly, but the mountain -- >> mount pektu. they always have the sing-songy thing. >> this is the mountain that's the greatest pride of any north korean -- >> right, any korean. >> right. because they don't consider it to be north korea. >> right. it's the ancestral home of all the korean people. >> right. and there's a story where kim jung-il asked a question of his advisers about what's the highest mountain in the world, and someone says mount everest? and he says, no, you're wrong, it's mount pektu, and the reason why is because height shouldn't be
's -- i don't to it's funny one year and the government and russia will have to take into account, and my constituency, and was their first for the elections when there were elections, and they have 14 contenders. you know it's still the naval base for russian strategically. that's for the submarines are and the missiles on submarines when you run the elections in naval base you had to call to me to the office which you can and at least immediately a probably not any cyber. we have china and different geography. so it was much more difficult than just becoming a member but i have to agree with president that in technical terms, in technical terms your's some choose to release of. basically it problem of russian nonperforming enough. there were consultations with nato because they failed to heed it took me to use tear originally with warren christopher and was my counterpart in the united states so that he started to concentrate the on the probable aggression even invited as a new member and could not do that and probably cannot know even if it was today a fully democratic country just bec
challenge to de-escalate conflict and avoid miscalculation over the events in ukraine and russia. nato expansion is again being scrutinized. today's topic into the fold or out in the cold could not be more timely or fit better with what the wilson center does well our kennan institute headed by matt who is was sitting in the corner right here was founded by the kennan family and boasts over 1400 scholar alumni, 100 of which are currently on the ground in ukraine and our global europe program headed by christian osterman are here has hundreds of scholar alumni bordering the conflict zone. we have assembled the program today including former officials from russia and poland who were key roles in 1994. wolfgang is injured who is of policy planning at the german foreign office the deputy assistant secretary of nato and the wilson center global fellow cheryl cross. news our star margaret warner right over there will moderate but here to keynote kickoff our conversation is secretary of defense chuck hagel who was elected to the senate in 1997 and voted for nato expansion. i checked. after hi
in the relationship of nato with russia? are we going to say this is one of those hinge points? >> well, the -- depend on what russia does. it takes to to tango, obviously, but from any point of view, is a said before, we don't want to close doors. we kept the nato council operational and still want to cooperate with russia as soon as we can men circumstances allow and dealing with all the oglobal challenges hike afghanistan or counterterrorism where we're constanting with-dos you're talking about to departmentalizing -- >> the point i'm trike to make here in the start run we have no -- short run we have no choice but to face the challenge. so, yes in the short term, deterrence and reassurance, if you like, defense of europe, that has to be the authority. but we are mindful here at nato that the world is not going to stop because of the ukraine problems. we don't have, if you like, any less chaos in syria or problems in the middle east, terrorism spreading across north africa, these things are still with us, so, yes, we have to deal with this issue of reassurance to the baltic states and we still have
written and spoken a great deal about the future of india, china, russia and the united states. i sat with him. he is 90 some years old now and i sat with him and his home. he is somewhat frail but he still has an incredibly crisp and sharp mind. in the middle of our discussion i turned to him and i said to him, i said mr. president what is china doing now and literally meaning what is the progress going on? i know president she because i have spent more time with him than any other leader i believe and i think eve knowledges and i was trying to figure out where is china likely to go? he looked at me and he said china is in the united states looking for that barry black talks. this is literally what he said and i quote, looking for the buried black box. i looked at him and i said, i beg your pardon? he speaks perfect english. he looked at me and he said they are looking for the box that contains the secret that allows america to be the only country in the world that is constantly able to renew itself and remake itself to continue to lead the world. i said to him, presumptuous of me, i
. he answered questions on eu sanctions against russia and responded to controversial payments made by alex salmond on russian president vladimir putin. this is about 40 minutes. >> order. questions for the prime minister. mr. thomas.r one, >> number one mr. speaker. >> the prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house will wish to join me ine paying tribute to captain thomas clarke of the army air corps, flight lieutenant rakesh chauhan of joint helicopter command, raf odiham, acting warrant officer class two spencer faulkner of the army air corps, corporal james walters of the army airlko corps, and lance corporal oliver thomas of the intelligenceoms corps, a reservist who also worked as a research assistant to the honorable member.. these tragic deaths remind us o the continued commitment andnd sacrifice of our armed forces and i kn and i'm no that our deepest ourd sympathies are with their families at this very, very t time.l time. i'm sure the whole house will also want to join me in paying tribute to and mcgwire who was stabbed to death in h
and then the lady behind him. >> hi, i'm ira >> gorbachev did raise the question shouldn't russia join nato also, and james baker pooh-poohed him, and anytiming having made a mistake, james baker later regreated that and -- regretted that and said he should have engaged gorbachev on that question. one of the first acts of the yeltsin government in december 1991 was to raise the question of nato membership, the foreign ministry later said it was a mistranslation, but officials assured me that, in fact, it was a true translation, they just had to withdraw it because it became such a political embarrassment for yeltsin and if or you personally -- and for you personally. i am wondering how much damage has been done by our lack of engagement with russia on the question of a serious integration with russia and its interests with nato. >> first of all, i cannot agree more on your statement, thank you so much. [laughter] and secondly, i agree with the assumption of your question, yes. that's the point, and that's where i technically agree, and i see the point of putin when he says that we had kind of, w
from chuck hagel talking about the nato alliance as tension heightens between russia and ukraine. russia's military move quote shatter the myth that the end of the cold war meant an end to insecurity at least in europe. speaking in washington he says the european nato members need bolster their expense effort because they will test the 28-nation lead alliance. we expect remarks to get underway in just a moment here at the wilson center. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning, everyone and welcome to the wilson center. i am jane harmon the president and ceo. i am delighted to introduce our first event this morning. let me welcome the cochair and former chair and ambassadors from countries and our speakers for the next panel which is going to be introduced later. i have to recognize the former german ambassador who is a scholar at the wilson center. in 1997, my daughter hillary then a princeton senior majoring in politics picked nato as her thesis topic. she called her mom, me i
have yet to see a single case brought against russia in the world trade organization. this is the case despite the fact that the administration told congress during consideration of pntr that one of the major benefits of having russia in the wto would be our ability to bring hem to dispute -- bring them to dispute settlement. i'm also disappointed that the president refuses to bring a wto case existence india for its -- against india for its continuing efforts to undermine the u.s. in intellectual property rights. india knows better, and we ought to be forceful about in this, and i think it would help them as well. this failure to act with regard to india exemplifies a pattern within this administration when it comes to enforcing american intellectual property rights. countries around the world are taking note of the president's failure to act in the this area, and this is feeding the perception that they can refuse to protect and even actively violate u.s. intellectual property rights with impunity. finally, i am deeply concerned about the institution. ambassador froman, i appreciate
gets a quarter of its gas from russia and half of that that was really news to me have a that passes through ukraine. we remember that in 2009 early in 2009, the pipelines were shut down to ukraine. what was the reason for that again? >> there was a price dispute between -- ukraine had not paid its debt and the russians shut down the gas supply to ukraine first and then for the rest of south eastern europe through ukraine a few days later. >> so that didn't have much of an effect on europe at the time because of the shorter rations because it had a tremendous effect, both 13 days of no gas in the dead of winter, and chip uses gas primarily for eating so the timing was not accidental. >> what did it do come increase the price? i mean, was there a scarcity going to your? >> it lasted 20 days in total, 13 days for most of europe and as a result what it did was drove home the realization of the publicly that europe has in its reliance on russian gas and its need for diversification. because it only lasted 13, the pain was a short-lived. >> does that mean that europe is less dependent on
understand that. finally in response to russia's continued threats against ukraine, we want to hear about the administration's efforts to support our friends. and allies, particularly yesterday's announcement of additional sanctions. unquestionably the u.s. mist send a strong signal, and demonstrate leadership in the international community that such acts of aggression in violation of ukraine's territorial sovereignty are unacceptable and should not be allowed to continue with impunity. mr. secretary we look forward to hearing your testimony. welcome to the committee. >> thank you. i'd like now to recognize miss lowey who is the ranking member of the full committee for any opening statement she might have. >> thank you, mr. chairman. and i'd like to thank you, and ranking member serrano, for holding this hearing, and to my friend, secretary lew, thank you for joining us today. we are, indeed, fortunate to have a person of wisdom and talent in your position today. mr. secretary your fiscal 2015 budget requests $13.8 billion to support the department of treasury. as you note in your testimo
's happening with the ukraine and in russia and in europe just recently. so you know, the issue of freedom and private enterprise and opportunity and education and energy self-sufficientry are goals that -- i mean, we pressure here. and it is possible for the rest of the world and our allies around the world. but what signal does it send if america is not willing to do its part when it comes to production right here in america and transporting oil and fall gas and other emerging fuels, alternative fuels, alternative sources of electricity, when we're not doing our very best? so i know that it's contentious but i wanted to come to the floor to talk, senator hoeven i think gave a excellent defense of why the keystone pipeline is important. but i would just want to underscore in terms of jobs and the economy, but i just want to underscore the process, because there are a lot of democrats and others in my caucus, friends and colleagues that have said, well, you know, has the process been complete, has the process been thorough? i just want to review for the record a couple of very interesting
are members, including russia, and the countries of central asia. i am increasingly alarmed at the deterioration of the situation in eastern ukraine, particularly in the dancin the dansk region 9 buildings have been seized. late last week seven members of the german-led osce vienna document inspection team charged with observing unusual military activities along with five of the ukrainian escorts were kidnapped by pro-russian militants. one observer has been freed. the rest continue to be held hostage. russia an, an osce member, has t lifted a finger to secure their release. ness no doubthere is no doubt id that if puti putin could have hm released. this must continue to be condemned. and everything possible must be done to secure their release. in addition to the osce observers, 40 people -- journalists, activists, police officers, politicians -- are reportedly being held captive in makeshift jails in sloviansk. meanwhile, the violence continues. peaceful protesters marching in favor of ukraine's unity were attacked by thugs wielding whips resulting in 15 seriously injured.
piece of this legislation is intended to deter russia from what it's doing. mr. president, if you remember the geneva accord said that putin would move the russia troops away from the border that are intimidating people inside eastern ukraine. but i think what we've seen now is that -- quote -- "red line" has changed and now what the administration is focused on is them not actually going inside the country. but all of us understand that russia is actually accomplishing what it wishes to accomplish inside ukraine without even sending troops in, because they're able to do it, again with black ops. so what this piece of legislation that i'm -- that my friend from wyoming and so many others were involved in developing what this legislation does is lay down clear sanctions, first beginning today -- or after passage beginning with sanctions sanctions that hit several important entities in the banking sector and the energy sector so that we actually do something that affects the russian economy until such a time as they pull those troopsway from the border and they remove -- those troop
. at the same time we see a country whose greatest threat to that occurring is russia, a country that as we know, illegally went into crimea and annexed it, a country that today has 40,000 troops on the border, a country that has black ops operators inside eastern ukraine, the industrial part of ukraine, that it hopes over time to in essence become a part of what they're doing in russia. we see every day the destabilization occurring and we know the most important next step in ukraine is for them to go to this may 25 election and have an election the world community believes was a valid election. and yet we know daily putin and russia does everything it can to destabilize ukraine and to delegitimize this process of elections and moving forward. so, mr. president, a number of us, out of grave concern for what is happening, out of concern about where this is going to lead america, where this is going to lead europe, have come together to write a piece of legislation because what we've seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric. unfortunately, mr. president, what we see is an administration
exports from the eu to russia have amounted to about 700 million euros in the last three years not counting the 1.2 billion of the french warships, isn't it about time we were talking about eu sanctions and? >> i think by right honorable friend is right on this issue. we have set out a clear set of sanctions in terms of russia's behavior toward ukraine. we have taken a series of steps so far in terms of putting asset freezes and travel bans on named individuals. we take an acer is a diplomatic and other steps and we've set out the so-called stage three sanctions that we think should be taken if further destabilization of ukraine are set out and we do believe that restrictions on arms sales should certainly be part of that. >> mr. speaker, the prime minister promised by the end of this parliament a third of the cabinet would be women. we know the former cultural secretary had to go. does he agree with the new culture secretary that this is because government appointment should always be made on merit? >> what i said was i wanted to see a third of my front bench ministers being w
venezuela, russia, china. that is where they see the future of latin america, so they made that move. the people that were in their working with them with full knowledge for years and years, working with him on the counter drug effort which is a real problem. they have been helpful, but they have decided to throw their lot in with other countries. >> geopolitical issue. >> and it is a great way to snub there nose at the united states. >> and this is a question from representative ankle to you, mr. papp. i will briefly go over it. the defense, an interview you stated that since you have lost naval ships in the pacific and caribbean for drug interdiction that coast guard would publish a western hemisphere strategy and how to fill these gaps. that is five months ago. he wants to know when the report will be do and what is the status of it. >> we have been trying to come up with a strategy for the specific areas involving missions boom. we have been working on the western hemisphere strategy. my feeling is with the assets going toward the pacific we still have responsibilities, but the p
polled by u.s.a. today said, sanction russia but don't arm ukraine. >> guest: i disagree. satisfactions will never work but a we'll never have a unified regime of sanctions that doesn't hurt. you need sanctions in an -- in types of countries that can't bite back. the sanctions work go in north korea. potentially iran. much more difficult in a -- against economy as large as russia where there's so many inner dependencies. nobody is calling for u.s. or nato come bad troops on the ground to engage, but we're talking about providing defensive weaponry, antitank weapons, to change's putin's cal can includes, that he doesn't mass a full-fledge invasion. give the ukrainian people a chance to stabilize their government, stabilize their country. >> host: i also want to ask you about what secretary of state john kerry says about the middle east peace progress. your colleague, senator ted cruz, said that kerry should step down for saying that israel risks an apartheid state. >> guest: the comment was obvious unfortunate is probably the best word to put on it. what it also does, basically betrays a
from russia and venezuela and you go down the list. what's at stake here is that the people who object to this pipeline -- i don't doubt their sincerity -- they would not allow us to buy oil from anybody or explore for oil here at home. the people objecting to this pipeline do not have an all-the-the-above approach when it comes to emergency energy f. you left it up to them -- energy. if you left it up to them we'd be doing windmills, solar, no nuclear power. so the president of the united states has turned this issue over to the most extreme people in the country when it comes to politics. they're trumping the unions. they're trumping the speaker, the former presiding officer. they are locking down developing an energy source that we need as a nation, and i just really regret that the president's let them take over this issue at a time when we need more oil from friendly people and less oil from people who hate our guts. dirty oil to me is buying oil from people who will take the proceeds and share it with terrorists. this oil content from canada is slightly greater in carbon content
nations are not dependent on russia for the majority of their energy. in this age of new energy markets, in this age of concern about global climate change and carbon overload we ought to be able to rush to the ability to be able to make europe less dependent. and if we do that, that will be one of the greatest single strategic differences that could be made here. we can deliver greater energy independence and help to diversify energy sources that are available to the european markets, and we can expand the energy infrastructure across europe, and we could build up energy storage capacity throughout the continent. third, we have to invest in the underpinnings of our economic partnership. we aring to, europe and the united states -- together, europe and the united states, two of the largest marketplaces in the world, and fact is we can seriously accelerate growth and job creation and serve as a buffer to any negative impacts of some of the steps we need to take if we move on both sides of the atlantic rapidly to complete the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. that agreement
to those that were polled by "usa today" that said sanction russia but don't arm ukraine, that is what they found out in this poll. >> guest: i disagree. sanctions i don't believe are ever going to work because we'll never have a unified regime of sanctions that are going to have enough teeth where it doesn't hurt western interests as bad. and so we'll never have the types of sanctions. you need sanctions in an, in types of countries that can't bite back. sanctions work good, i think, in north korea, potentially iran. i think it's much more difficult against an economy as large as russia. again, nobody's calling for a u.s. or nato combat troops on the ground to engage, but we are talking about providing some pretty good defensive weaponry, things like antitank weapon, that type of thing, to change putin's calculus so he doesn't mass a full-fledged invasion. give the ukrainian people a chance to stabilize their government, stabilize their country. >> host: i also want to ask you about what secretary of state john kerry said about the mideast peace process. your colleague, senator ted cr
the treasury department's budget and sanctions against russia. we'll have it live at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> secretary of state john kerry commemorates nato's 65th anniversary and the ten-year anniversary of the european union today at the atlantic council. we'll have live coverage of his speech starting at 1:30 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. >> c-span's newest book, "sundays at eight," a collection of interviews with some of the nation's top storytellers. >> the normal trajectory of escape stories or of concentration camp stories is you have someone who comes from a sophisticateed, civilized family. they're taken to the camp. all their other relatives are killed. they have to behave in an inhuman way to survive. and then they come out and they tell their story about a descent into hell and then survival. shin's story is completely different because he was born in hell and thought it was home. >> blaine harden, one of 41 unique voices from 25 years of our booknotes and q&a arguments. c-span's "sundays at eight" now available at your favorite bookseller. >> the fbi says that cyber crime is
the right folks. there are not many folks who run russia. they are all friends of the leader there, the president. going after those folks is a great start. it lets the russian leaders know that there is a penalty to them. also, i think the experience of crimea who might have been a great national thing for russia to do, but so far it has been a disaster for premiums and crimean russians as well where things are hardly run down there right now as a result. there may be a self limiting factor of how the leaders in russia see the rest of the eastern ukraine based on the crimean experience. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me. this immense opportunity to talk about this. but of bin. just getting of an airplane and hobbling all over town. they're is a lot to worry about faugh. polls show that americans are increasingly concerned about u.s. foreign policy, what they perceive as growing numbers of challenges and threats, not necessarily in what they perceived but what is coming out of washington. they're out there saying we have a lot of challenges. of these concerns justified.. at
and russia predicting their futures. he was 92, i think, very frail. he sat there. i was flattered that you gave me the meeting. i asked him, what is china doing now. he said, speaking perfect english, mr. vice president, they are in the united states trying to find the black box. i looked at him and said, the black box? he said, yes. the box contains the secret that allows american to continually review itself on like any other nation in the world. i said, that's presumptuous of me, mr. president, but i think i know what's in that black box. this is the actual conversation. what you think is in that? two things. stamped in the dna of every american naturalized or otherwise to be able to challenge orthodoxy, think about it. as bad as our system may be, no child is ever reprimanded for challenging orthodoxy unlike any other country in the world, including our european friends. that is why we constantly break through i'm like any other nation in the world. [applause] i want china to see. i have a very personal relationship. i want them to succeed, but i have been making speeches at graduation
appropriation panel to talk about the treasure department's budget and sanctions against russia. >> there is a lot more disconnection and families broken that should not be bro n broken. and i am talking about good families that go from one job to another and living in that work class and up and down world puts a lot of strain on people and affects family connections and addiction is so poplar now. i think all of this is contributing to the american story. >> former gang member and political activist luis rodriguez will take your questions sunday on booktv. >> the brooking institution held a discussion on the future of u.s. defense policy and spending on monday. mack thornberry and rick larson of texas state were there. they serve on the arms committee. >> good afternoon, i am from the 21st century intelligence and i would like to welcome you to this conversation. we are going to ask questions of the congressman and try to elicit conversation on strategic and various defense issues then turn to you for questions. eagle was on the independent panel assessing rerue view and worke
america, though forceful of the moment with respect to russia, is not been especially forceful in recent years. i don't know that i would worry terribly about it. there are people both on the left and on the right who are great fans of strong presidential government. on the right, for example, john yoo's name comes to mind. these are national greatness people who worry like you about protecting american might around the world could i don't know if who you would be worse off if we projected less american might around the world. host: keith is on the line for republicans. caller: how are you doing, ma'am? i like theou and conversation. i think the media matters. the media belongs to one side versus another site is the critical balance that our founders even overlooked, you know what i'm saying? whoever controls the media -- same with when bush was going to war and they were dogging him so doggedly on everything he done cap him in check. the same can't be said about obama, when he does things -- can you imagine the president doing as many blunders as he has done and nobody attacks? he gets
putin's inner circle. they are levied because russia failed to live up with commitments on the international accord and the escalating the crisis in ukraine and in addition to the sanctioned the u.s. is revoking export licenses for the high-technology items that could contribute to the military capabilities. we will keep right on this for a further update. >> when you are living in a world you don't have monopolies anymore and multiple companies are competing for their options on tv for example, that really doesn't work when they form a monopoly negotiation and so that is one of the reasons they don't have as many options as they could have and by the prices are still going up for your television and vide video servid where they should be going down. there is a lot of competition between the different companies. when you are getting internet access or watching tv it used to be you watch tv or had a cable provider and now there's everything from cell phone companies offering services to satellite companies to just doing it over the internet with everything else like hulu
, meant something quite different than it does not because it changes with russia and other geopolitical factors. the obama administration has always -- i will open this up to the panel but the obama administration has always said that the value is taking its time to come to the stages it is building international consensus. does consensus matter? to have a consensus in light of everything else? >> i don't think we have seen in practical terms the russian shopping engagement in the p5+1 process or the stance within that process. .. player. they've engaged with iranians as we know and at times, they've also pulled back or put constraints on the cooperation. they want to be at the table. they want to be involved. they want to be seen as the player and i don't anticipate they are going to take themselves out of the process despite us. >> i will go to some questions. if there are questions bring them up to me. these were asked apparently during the palestinian israeli part of our talk. we have one question for each panelist. if it were up to you and i'm presuming this relates to israel and p
of democracy as the process. we think of it is something very positive with freedom between russia does not manifest did more liberty. what was the question again? vivid what does the constitution and tell me about democracy? [laughter] to people across the political spectrum. >> you would be surprised how one person should be running something. whether they want people in the federal reserve to open and participate but can't imagine having everyone talk about the federal reserve? even the government does not understand why. sometimes you just have to say people know more about something and allow them to run whenever institution we talk about. >> host: we have been talking about the most recent book that people have spoken and they are wrong. published by gregory. also the author of obama is for horsemen and that any state. thank you. >> one of the fascinating things, he is of a fascinating character some vague know him as the 10 most wanted he was on the most wanted list it next to osama bin live in before he was captured a couple years ago. just as a couple of blocks from the beach l
. of revelations that june through 2013 from that and a say russia posted another outlet but ultimately it speaks to what i talk about. the time to have this conversation is right now and i am hopeful but it will be constructive. >> host: we only have the few minutes left you interviewed hackers, police hackers, police, what surprises did you encounter during the process? >> i interviewed a lot of different people even one who tried to put sensors in the cirrus system when there would be an overflow but to do a job that the cities should to i that that was interesting i talk to the guy who created the self driving cars. >> with that being artificial intelligence and he is interesting example was able to do all the records in self earlier than the rest of us because he was good at computer science so something that was seen as a strange behavior with the details with personal record keeping but with that chief intelligence officer but to get on stage to talk about how good he was the potential government to use. that no one is id charge of what we do it could have the addition but eventually that
and elements in russia noticed how vulnerable we were and they started targeting aig, citi bank and using techniques with the intent of crashing our stalk market. sounds like a conspiracy theory but it isn't. the former treasure secretary said the russian's approaches the chinese and said if we dumpthdump the holdings of the american debt we can crater the economy. and the russians did it and it worseni worsened our situation. >> you have a follow up. >> i got into the chinese dock doctrine that was written by the people's public of china and two colonels wrote this in 1999 and said the best way to beat america is wall street attack, cyber attacks or ruining the currency. so i looked at what happened in 2008- 2008-2009. and i looked forward to what could be happening. our next war is going to be cyber economic in nature and say they will crash the economy if they get into war. that is what vladimer putin said when he invaded the ukraine. and he said we will slap sanction on you his response was you don't want to do that because i can crash your strong market and i can hack your financial
am checking my i-pad everythievery minute to see if russia has invaded ukraine yet. we are in a big battle. we do a disservice if we as development economist think we are not involved in that battle and have a contribution. >> we have several more questions in santa monica and i will turn to those joining us remotely but until then please mute your microphone so we don't get interference. >> so, one of the main principles is this idea that all men are created equal and all citizens of the united states are created equal. and it has been achieved at a great cost in the u.s. but if you move that and you take it seriously to the next step on a global stand, and you look at the cost, that simple principle to the united states and for us a homogenious population and we love to say all people are equal but crossing the border in any direction it goes by 0.0001. i am saying it is costly. and that might be why you don't have the debate. >> sure. i guess the big counter example to what you are saying is people do seem to care a lot about the material poverty of those outside the united state
on modern russian and u.s.-russian relations. in light of the current conflict between russia and ukraine and the u.s. involvement in the situation, but tv presents portions of author talks on russian leadership in foreign relations. in the next hour camillus analyst edward lucas, author of the new cold war, politics professor allen lynch, author of "vladimir putin and rssian statecraft." columnist ilan berman, author of "implosion: the end of russia and what it means for america" and government in foreign service professor, angela stent, author of "the limits of partnership: u.s.-russian relations in the twenty-first century." we begin with edward lucas, author of the new cold war: putin's russia and the threat to the u.s. before moscow bureau chief economist presents his thoughts on russia's influence in former soviet republics and the importance of ukraine entrance into the european union. >> russia is not in numbers day. we talked seriously with the russians about north korea. we sometimes talk with the russians about iran. it true. russia is engaged. but the two reasons to be worried
.s.-russian relations. in light of the current conflict between russia and ukraine and the u.s. involvement in the situation, but tv presents portions of author talks on russian leadership in foreign relations.
root thereat leads to russia and western europe through a different route as well. can you describe, barring in mind you might want to go back to afghanistan some time, can you describe the relationship of the government of those two governers both to their narcotics economy and the counter-narcotics that were spear headed by the united states. >> i am happy to say because i am hoping to go back i don't have concrete evidence of involvement on the part of these two governers. there is rumors about profiting on their part at different points in their career as there are rumors about that for a number of other governmental officials. having said that, both of them at the time these two governors and they were very high. after halman. and one of these central kind of performance possibilities for them, one of the things they believed deliver to president karzai and the donor community was to get rid of the cultization of poppy. so there are a number of researchers who have worked on this. david mansfield is the one who wrote the most i read. >> poppy is the flower from which the opium
line if your attacked by germany and russia, who do you shoot first? the answer was, germany, business before pleasure. not a very nice cold war story. >> ooh! >> that's hard to -- obviously these attitudes go way back and are very deep and action sir bait -- exacerbated by world war ii and nobody has been prepared to tell the entire truth about, forth ruthly in the region so it does have an overhang i think matters quite a lot. it means that the koreans and others are hyper sensitive to what japanese leaders do. it's a factor of unpredictability and volatility when you ad the popular passions that may grow up around particular memories and attitudes, played to by politicians, sometimes unwisely. it's another important factor of volatility. ... >> and you have these kinds of isss in the region, the same is true for korea. issues left over from that( occupation. and these things are in the living memory of the koreans and the japanese, and they're taught in the schools. the japanese don't teach this. and that is something that i personally find deeply disturbing about the government of
to be a cold war where u.s. ask russia were facing off, and any crisis could lead to potential nuclear confrontation, as bad as ukraine is, it's not that. so we're making great progress. but anybody who thinks you can leave 17,000 hydrogen bombs in human hands and something terrible is not going to happen sooner or later, you have not been paying attention. so for me it's nuclear weapons and the variety of ways those weapons could go off, and i'll conclude with this in that, the nuclear problem that i worry about the most, and this is a name of a chapter in my book, which is available, by the way -- it's called "the most dangerous country on earth" and it's not iran, not north korea, it's pakistan, and it goes -- this point about asia and it's particularly south asia where there are hundreds of nuclear weapons, unresolved conflicts, unstable economies, fundamental ism. we're courting disaster in south asia. >> let me build on that and ask about the iran talks, the iran nuclear talks going on right now. there's a great deal of optimism worldwide about this, although there have been some
centuries arguing with russia for a rabbi from the century. so it goes on. so the sense of the contentiousness in this argument is also a wonderful part of the jewish tradition. so what i wanted to do with the project with these things. because i reflected as a child that they are best for the first of churchill sees three, made immediate family would've been destroyed as many of my mother's family, my mother's mother's family were destroyed in vienna and that history has been for the jews. it can't of course actually stop the annihilation of individual masses of bodies, but the jewish tradition, the jewish tradition is about the protection and conservation of our tradition but actually what gives us identity and that's really the most -- that is what this sort of powerful about. so the jewish story is really caused leaving related to survival and endurance. jews have known in the send of what they've experienced to be part of the world's most difficult issues how do peoples of different beliefs share the same living space? gypsies and take your pick of those have suffer
and russia and that's pretty much it. it's absolute pervasive, their attempts to control the minds of the populace. >> you mentioned earlier something along the lines of this is a secularized divine right of kings scenario where everything of the regime becomes gospel and reality almost bends towards those claims. it's not what you are seeing. there's a story in the book, i'm sorry if i pronounce it incorrectly but the mountain. >> they always to the singsong thing. >> this as a mountain that is the greatest pride of any north korean. >> or any korean. >> right, because they don't consider to be north korean. there's a story where kim jong-il ask this question of his advisers about what's the highest mountain in the world and someone says don everest? he says no, you are wrong. it's actually mount picked two and the reason why is height shouldn't be measured by actual height but rather the spiritual greatness. >> it is the birthplace of the revelation. it is absurd that you have to mention what it's like growing up in a country where this is what you are taught as reality. i matter
's lecture made little or made no impression on putin or his apparent appetite for crimea. russia is, in fact, a second rate power and could have easily been dissuaded from this adventure. but because barack obama is such an embarrassingly weak with leader and untrustworthy ally, putin was able to laugh in his face, mass 100,000 troops on the ukrainian border and prepare to swallow ukraine itself. leader of the free world today is a man who does not believe in the free world. or in america's role as its head. [applause] in the five years since the norwegian committee gave him a nobel prize for nothing, obama's policies of weakness and appeasement have made the world far more dangerous place than it has been since the end of the cold war and probably its beginning. from his first day in office, obama made it clear that he regards america as having wronged its adversaries, and its adversaries as having grievances that are justified; a view suspiciously or perilously close to putin's own. by now it should be apparent that america's president is a determined enabler of america's enemies and equal
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